Washer Hose Flood | Open Letter From Bob Stratton
“Don’t Let a Washer Hose Wreck Your Life.”
Hi Steve, It was great talking to you on the phone yesterday. Its a pleasure to talk to someone who takes such obvious pride in the workmanship and quality of his product! Please feel free to use this sad tale of woe however you like. I hope at least we can educate people so they do not go through what we did. The story starts with a 2 year gut renovation of an old factory building in Brooklyn.
We did a very high-end modern renovation with (among other things) a beautiful custom kitchen and cork floors. We have the washing machine and dryer on the second floor, where the bedrooms are. We changed the original position of the appliances to make them easier to access. The hoses that came with the washer were a bit short, so I went to the hardware store and bought some longer hoses.
I wasn’t intending to save money by buying a cheap hose or anything, it just never occurred to me to that there were different quality hoses. It wasn’t an item that I thought needed to be researched. I just thought, “A hose is a hose is a hose.” Big mistake!! I certainly paid very close attention to materials and quality in many other aspects of my house, which, if I do say so myself, was beautifully designed and painstakingly crafted.
I would have certainly spent extra money on a good hose if it had ever occurred to me (or someone told me) how important this was. In any case, my family went away for a long weekend and returned to find water 4 inches deep on both floors, cascading down the stairs and over the atrium opening to the first floor and pouring through the ceiling of the first floor in dozens of different places.
The washing machine hose we had bought burst in the middle while we were gone and had been gushing water out onto the second floor of our house for 3 days straight. Not only was our custom kitchen (See pictures) completely ruined, but both floors of cork and the walls and ceiling of the first floor had to be completely torn out.
Pretty much all of our furniture had to go straight into a dumpster. Fortunately, we were insured by Chubb, and were put up in temporary housing during the restoration. It was a painstaking process as we had to almost rebuild from scratch.
We finally moved back in after 6 months. My first order of business was to find the best washing machine hoses available at any price. With the help of Google, I found FLOODCHEK. Had I only known of your product! FLOODCHEK would have prevented the miserable disruption of our lives and $475,000 in property damage. Get the word out, Steve.
Soggy in Brooklyn,
Floodchek Washing Machine HosesFLOODCHEK Corporation is proud to present the finest washing machine hoses in the world. Developed with the sole purpose of preventing water damage caused every year by substandard, defective washing machine hoses. To purchase FLOODCHEK washing machine hoses (color coded red for hot and blue for cold, same construction) select your options below and click the Add To Cart button.
WASHING MACHINE HOSES WITH A STEAM DRYER INSTALLATION KITAs pictured, the complete installation kit includes:
- Two brass “gooseneck” or 45° hose adapters, each to be coupled to the hot and cold water supply valves.
- One brass hose splitter, or wye, to be coupled to the adapter on the cold water valve.
- One 5 or 7 foot pair of color coded (same construction) Floodchek washing machine hoses, for connecting the blue (cold) hose to one side of the hose splitter and the red (hot) hose to the adapter on the hot water inlet valve, then each to corresponding inlet valves on washer.
- One single blue Floodchek hose to be attached to other side of hose splitter on cold water supply valve, then to dryer.
Additional Hose for a Steam kitA single FLOODCHEK hose is being offered here, choose your size for your installation needs. In most cases a single hose is used as part of a steamkit for your dryer that comes with a steam feature. This hose is also know as a hose for a steam dryer and is used with our FLOODCHEK dryer steam kit.
Solid Brass Y Adapter Hose SplitterThis brass hose Y adapter converts a single hose outlet or hose spigot into two hose outlets also known as a "Wye" adapter or a brass two way connector. The hose bib valve has dual shut-off valves that allow for water flow control. With a swivel, it connects to a standard hose faucet and has leak-free ball valves. Durable solid brass construction ensures many years of dependable use. Features and Benefits
- Durable solid brass construction ensures many years of excellent use
- Has dual water flow control and shut-off valves
- Has leak-free ball valves
- A perfect complement to Floodchek hoses for steam kits
Gooseneck Brass Coupling 45° Adapters45° cast brass coupling adapters, used for washing machines with restricted side or rear clearance. These are also known as gooseneck brass coupling adapters and make for a perfect, clean installation behind any washer or dryer setup.
Washing Machine Washer Hose Gasket FittingFLOODCHEK Corporation is proud to present the best rubber washing machine hose gasket fittings. Custom manufactured specifically for replacing a leaking rubber washer O ring and or used washer gasket.
It is advised that if you replace your washing machine, to check closely for any damage to the washer gasket embedded in the washing machine hose itself. This is where most leaks disseminate from. Thus: replacing the washer gaskets when you remove your washing machine hose from the washer or dyer is your best peace of mind.These USA made rubber washer gaskets can also be used for your outside garden hose or any other hose of the same size. Developed with the sole purpose of preventing water damage caused every year by substandard, defective washing machine hoses and washer gaskets found within all other washing machine hoses sold in today's market place of planned obsolescence.